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Dec. 13, 1945

Defending Portland Interscholastic League and state basketball champion Washington High will open its season tomorrow versus Franklin. The slate includes a game between the Benson Tech Mechanics, as they are called, and Roosevelt.

Meanwhile, headlines tell of a hoax that helped a bank robber escape with $12,000 at First National Bank on Southeast 82nd and Foster Road. The robber had a briefcase purportedly with dynamite inside, but the sticks turned out to be nothing more than candles. He fled in a car with a woman driver.